Using VMware Cloud Director Sizing Policies for SAP HANA Workloads

One of newer additions to VMware Cloud Director (VCD) is the ability to use a VM sizing policy – or VDC Compute Policy – to provide granular resource control on a per VM basis. In this post, I will review how a VCD provider can implement advanced VM properties on a per-workload basis. While this example is SAP HANA specific, this could be used for any additional advanced VM property.

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VMware Cloud Director 10.2 – SSL Management and Public Address Configuration

With the release of VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.2, I wanted to review how SSL management has changed. In this blog post, I will highlight the new SSL functionality and securing a new VCD 10.2 instance.

Introduction

First, certificate management has always been a challenging process and not intuitive for newer VCD providers. Our engineering team has made a concerted effort to simplify certificate and endpoint management as we continue to evolve the platform.

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VMware Cloud Director – Changing the Organization VDC Allocation Model

In this blog post, I am going to discuss the capability of changing the allocation model of an organization virtual data center (oVDC) within VMware Cloud Director (VCD).

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Deploying VMware App Launchpad for VMware Cloud Director

In this post, I am going to review the deployment steps for installing and configuring the newly available VMware App Launchpad. Also, I will be doing a high-level overview as I am learning about this new VCD addition.

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VMware App Launchpad Introduction

First, the VMware App Launchpad is a platform that allows for the ability to create application catalogs within VMware Cloud Director (VCD) for self-service. The value behind this is Bitnami’s entire catalog platform, which is integrated into VMware App Launchpad. A provider can also create custom applications and expose these through the plugin.

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